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Master Thesis

Protéger la personne âgée démente sans entraver sa liberté de décision

Abstract : No caregivers can legally do an act of nursing without the free and informed consent from the patient, except if this one is not able to give it anymore. However, this capacity is hard to evaluate when the individual in question is an elderly person with cognitive impairments which are known to be inconstant and evolutive. It is then the role of the nurse to estimate if the person is still able to make decisions and to gauge this capacity whilst considering the security and health of the individual. But we have to keep in mind that this task is not easy for someone that already has his own values to deal with and cannot forget his duty to first protect vulnerable people. This often leads to the choice of favoring charity over the respect of the autonomy and other principles analyzed by Childress JF and Beauchamps TL. In order to respect the remaining autonomy of the person without putting her in any inconsiderate danger, we must give the right tools to the caregivers.
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Marie van de Casteele. Protéger la personne âgée démente sans entraver sa liberté de décision. Santé publique et épidémiologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03475923⟩



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